NLeSC is currently accepting submissions for new Path-Finding Projects which are supported to the value of €50K via the in kind provision of eScience Research Engineers.
Due to sensors, citizen science and big data analysis cities are becoming smarter: we can locate bumps in roads, precisely measure air pollution or identify innovative ways of recycling waste. Kennislink, The Netherlands` most-visited popular science website, interviewed eScience Project Leader Peter van Oosterom and eScience Research Engineer Oscar Martinez Rubi on their work in this field. (article is in Dutch).
“eScience is science that is enhanced by the power of advanced IT”
Prof. Wilco Hazeleger
Researchers from the Beyond the Book project will present their paper Predicting the International Appeal of Novels at the Annual Conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations in Australia. The project designs a visualization tool to show the level of international readability of novels. Read more about the project by clicking here, or visit www.dh2015.org for more information about the conference.
“Improving our range of tools will eventually result in greater safety for the Netherlands and other countries”
Prof. Henk Dijkstra (Utrecht University)
What is the impact of Big Data on science, the individual and society as a whole? Does Big Data change Science itself? Some even declare a new era of ‘inductive empiricism’ and ‘the end of theory’. On Wednesday 18 February Prof. Wilco Hazeleger, Director of the Netherlands eScience Center, will take you along in his view on this phenomenon as part of the Open Mind Lab lecture series at Wageningen University.